On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 09:47:42 GMT, Hank Kingwood
It's not big enough. The Beall goes up to 1 1/4" (AFAIR) and you need
about 2" minimum for a decent bench vice screw. OTOH, you can cut
these quite easily if you rig up a router lathe, or else you find a
copy of Diderot's Encyclopedie (yes, the 18th century one) and see how
these threads were cut originally.
It's worth finding some fruitwood to cut the screws in, as the threads
last better that way. I've seen a nice elm one too, but I'm told it
was a swine to cut.
As always, any bench builder should take a look at Taunton Press' "The
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Plenty of benches in there, including a nice Shaker one with wooden
Klein bottle for rent. Apply within.
There are drawings for a leg vise on pg 227 of "The Workbench
Book" by Scott Landis. Chapter 9 is titled "Shop-built Vises".
See if it's at your library or grab one from Ebay/Amazon/Half/
Abebooks. It's a classic "keeper" book which you will want on
Yea, though I walk through the valley of Minwax, I shall stain no Cherry.
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